About me, my style, and what I do.
Good to Meet You
"how do you do it, alyssa?" i have been asked many a time. and my response: "how do i not do it?"
i love recognizing beauty. i love people, learning about them, and telling their story. i love the look in a bride's face when she realizes the day she has dreamed of is finally here. i love the groom that is ravished by his bride. i love the depth of emotion between a parent and a grown child. i love creating imagery that is priceless art because, never again, will that look, that moment, that emotion happen just so.
simple, true-to-life beauty. joyful, romantic, and timeless. as a trained artist, i see your day in colors, emotion, composition, and lines and from the smallest detail to the obvious moments like the first kiss, the bride being given away and the first look, I create a work of art comprised of many moments that tells a story of your day, your love, and your romance. every moment contributes to the final work of art, just like each piece of a mosaic.
my background includes a degree in art education, photography, and graphic design as well as international awards and recognition for my photography. i was personally chosen to work under kevin kubota (who held the title of one of the top ten wedding photographers in the nation in 2007), mentored under julia woods of portrait life (a wedding photographer that holds numerous accolades) and countless other leaders in the professional world of photography have spoken into my life. i have traveled as far south as el salvador and as far north as alaska with my camera. i have photographed weddings under my own studio name for thirteen years and with others prior to that. i was named the first featured wedding photographer for the knot magazine in north dakota. all these accolades mean very little without the love of a bride and groom, and the connection to how my imagery speaks to them. but in the end, my accomplishments pale in comparison to your love.
my approach can be tailored to you; whether you want custom, ready-to-hang art and a storybook that will forever speak of your love, or digital files that you can print or load onto your flat screen tv for a larger-than-life stroll down memory lane, the possibilities are vast.
ease, fun, romance, and beauty are all vibes i bring to your day. you will love seeing a selection of your wedding images on your wedding day. you will love the ease of being true to yourself and letting love speak its story. and i will love every moment of creating, finding inspiration, and telling the one-of-a-kind story of your love.